Mosfellsbær is a town in Iceland located east of Reykjavík

  • Mosfellsbær is a town in Iceland located east of Reykjavík
Oct 7 2015

Mosfellsbær is a community in Iceland located east of Reykjavík.  When visitors drive from Reykjavík towards the West region or Thingvellir, they drive through Mosfellsbær.  Like many of the towns around the Capital Reykjavík, it is tightly connected to the city.  Almost like a suburb.
Unlike many suburbs, Mosfellsbær has a lot to offer visitors and Icelanders alike. It is a culturally rich community. It was the home to Halldór Laxness, Iceland’s only Nobel Prize winner for literature in 1955, and also the home of Sundlaugin (The swimming pool) Sigur Rós´s studio.  Halldórs Laxness house is now a museum located in the Mosfellsdalur valley and hard to miss if you are driving to Thingvellir.